If you ever receive a DXF file from an engineer or architect in your company, you probably won’t be able to open it if you don’t have AutoCAD installed on your PC. This file format was introduced exactly two decades ago by Autodesk as an alternative representation of its native CAD drawing format, DWG. DXF files made it possible to exchange data between AutoCAD and other design applications, since DWG specifications remained unpublished for years and no other programs supported it. DXF files can be found in text and binary versions, but if you don’t have a proper tool to open them, you won’t be able to open either of them.
Going back to our situation, if you have a DXF file that needs to opened, you have two options. If you want to open the file and edit it, you will probably need AutoCAD itself or one of the serious professional CAD tools, which come at a hefty price. However, of all you need is to take a look at the content of the file, you can use of the many viewers supporting DXF. For instance, you can try such products as Acme CADSee or Able DXF Manager. Both are shareware with an affordable price tag, both sport a compact size and everything necessary for opening DXF files. Moreover, Able DXF Manager will help you convert DXF files to more conventional and usable file formats, such as JPG or PNG. These programs solve the problem of DXF files not being recognized by any of the programs installed on your PC. Of course, their functionality is limited to viewing and converting DXF files, but it usually suffices just to see the drawing briefly to make a decision or forward the document over to people responsible for a specific kind of work.
Although DXF files are old and rarely used, but you can always rely on third-party viewers to open them for you.
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